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Pesticide usage in Scotland 2016: soft fruit crops – revised 2020

Revised report to correct inaccuracies in active substance application weight data that were overestimated in the original soft fruit crop 2016 report published in 2017.

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List of figures and tables

Figure 1 Census area of soft fruit crops grown in Scotland 2014-2016

Figure 2 Soft fruit areas 2016 (Percentage of total area)

Figure 3 Use of pesticides on soft fruit crops (percentage of total area treated with formulations) - 2016

Figure 4 Area of soft fruit crops treated with the major pesticide groups in Scotland 2011/12 - 2016

Figure 5 Number of pesticide treated hectares (formulations) per each hectare of crop grown 2011/12-2016

Figure 6 Use of pesticides on soft fruit crops (percentage of total quantity of active substances applied) - 2016

Figure 7 Quantity of the major pesticide groups applied to soft fruit crops in Scotland 2011/12-2016

Figure 8 Weight of pesticide (kg) applied per hectare of crop grown

Figure 9 Percentage of soft fruit crops treated with pesticides - 2016

Figure 10 Average number of pesticide applications on treated area of soft fruit crops - 2016

Figure 11 Use of pesticides on all strawberry crops - 2016

Figure 12 Timings of pesticide applications on all strawberries - 2016

Figure 13 Reasons for use of fungicides on all strawberry crops

Figure 14 Reasons for use of insecticides on all strawberry crops

Figure 15 Reasons for use of biologicals on all strawberry crops

Figure 16 Use of pesticides on non-protected strawberries - 2016

Figure 17 Timings of pesticide applications on non-protected strawberries

Figure 18 Use of pesticides on protected strawberries - 2016

Figure 19 Timings of pesticide applications on protected strawberries

Figure 20 Use of pesticides on all raspberries - 2016

Figure 21 Timings of pesticide applications on all raspberries

Figure 22 Reasons for use of fungicides on all raspberry crops

Figure 23 Reasons for use of herbicides on all raspberry crops

Figure 24 Reasons for use of insecticides on all raspberry crops

Figure 25 Use of pesticides on non-protected raspberries - 2016

Figure 26 Timings of pesticide applications on non-protected raspberries

Figure 27 Use of pesticides on protected raspberries - 2016

Figure 28 Timings of pesticide applications on protected raspberries

Figure 29 Use of pesticides on blackcurrants - 2016

Figure 30 Timings of pesticide applications on blackcurrants - 2016

Figure 31 Reasons for use of fungicides on blackcurrant crops

Figure 32 Reasons for use of insecticides on blackcurrant crops

Figure 33 Use of pesticides on all other soft fruit crops - 2016

Figure 34 Timings of pesticide applications on all other soft fruit crops

Figure 35 Reasons for use of fungicides on all other soft fruit crops

Figure 36 Reasons for use of insecticides on all other soft fruit crops

Figure 37 Use of pesticides on non-protected other soft fruit crops

Figure 38 Timings of pesticide applications on non-protected other soft fruit crops - 2016

Figure 39 Use of pesticides on protected other soft fruit crops - 2016

Figure 40 Timings of pesticide applications on protected other soft fruit crops - 2016

Figure 41 Land use regions of Scotland

Figure 42 Percentage of respondents with an IPM plan

Figure 43 Types of soil testing recorded

Figure 44 Methods of cultivating seed bed to reduce pest risk

Figure 45 Methods of cultivating at sowing to reduce pest risk

Figure 46 Variety and seed choice to reduce pest risk

Figure 47 Catch and cover cropping

Figure 48 Methods for protecting and enhancing beneficial organism populations

Figure 49 Methods for manipulation of environmental factors to reduce pest risk

Figure 50 Types of crop hygiene practiced

Figure 51 Methods of monitoring and identifying pests

Figure 52 Use of specialist diagnostics

Figure 53 Types of non-chemical control used

Figure 54 Methods of targeting applications using monitoring data

Figure 55 Types of anti-resistance strategies

Figure 56 Methods for monitoring success of crop protection measures

Table 1 Percentage of each crop treated with pesticides and mean number of spray applications

Table 2 Strawberry insecticide and acaricide formulations

Table 3 Strawberry biological, molluscicide and physical control formulations

Table 4 Strawberry fungicide and sulphur formulations

Table 5 Strawberry herbicide formulations

Table 6 Raspberry insecticide and acaricide formulations

Table 7 Raspberry biological and molluscicide formulations

Table 8 Raspberry fungicide and sulphur formulations

Table 9 Raspberry herbicide formulations

Table 10 Blackcurrant insecticide and acaricide formulations

Table 11 Blackcurrant fungicide and sulphur formulations

Table 12 Blackcurrant herbicide formulations

Table 13 Other soft fruit insecticide, molluscicide and biological formulations

Table 14 Other soft fruit fungicide and sulphur formulations

Table 15 Other soft fruit herbicide formulations

Table 16 Strawberry insecticide and acaricide active substances

Table 17 Strawberry biological, molluscicide and physical control active substances

Table 18 Strawberry fungicide and sulphur active substances

Table 19 Strawberry herbicide active substances

Table 20 Raspberry insecticide and acaricide active substances

Table 21 Raspberry biological and molluscicide active substances

Table 22 Raspberry fungicide and sulphur active substances

Table 23 Raspberry herbicide active substances

Table 24 Blackcurrant insecticide active substances

Table 25 Blackcurrant fungicide and sulphur active substances

Table 26 Blackcurrant herbicide active substances

Table 27 Other soft fruit insecticide, molluscicide and biological active substances

Table 28 Other soft fruit fungicide and sulphur active substances

Table 29 Other soft fruit herbicide active substances

Table 30 Mode of action/chemical group of insecticide active substances

Table 31 Mode of action/chemical group of fungicide active substances

Table 32 Mode of action/chemical group of herbicide active substances

Table 33 Principal active substance by area

Table 34 Principal active substance by weight

Table 35 Compounds encountered in the soft fruit survey for the first time in 2016

Table 36 Total soft fruit crop, comparison with previous years

Table 37 Census crop areas 2016

Table 38 Distribution of soft fruit sample

Table 39 Non-protected soft fruit sample areas

Table 40 Non-protected soft fruit census areas

Table 41 Protected soft fruit sample areas

Table 42 Protected soft fruit census areas

Table 43 Non-protected soft fruit raising factors

Table 44 Protected soft fruit raising factors

Table 45 Non-protected soft fruit first and second adjustment factors

Table 46 Protected soft fruit first and second adjustment factors

Table 47 Response rate

Table 48 Relative standard errors for total soft fruit

Table 49 Relative standard errors for protected and non-protected soft fruit crops

Table 50 Summary of responses to risk management questions

Table 51 Summary of responses to pest monitoring questions

Table 52 Summary of responses to pest control questions

Contact

Email: psu@sasa.gov.scot

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